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Ford will unveil a concept for the next generation of 2015 Ford Galaxy at next spring’s Geneva motor program, and sales ought to start in the UK in 2015. Gunnar Herrmann, vice-president of quality at Ford of Europe, stated that the seven-seat Galaxy ‘will have roughly the exact same dimensions as the S-Max, although naturally it will be taller and might have somewhat longer rear and front overhangs’.
2015 Ford Galaxy concept
Just like the S-Max,2015 Ford Galaxy concept will be really close to the manufacturing truth and will have similar styling to the new S-Max. It will preserve its high-roofed, function-first design, with a spacious third-row a concern so that it can compete with huge seven-seaters such as the Seat Alhambra and Volkswagen Sharan.
Herrmann also verified that Ford will sever its ties with Sony on future models. The electronic devices company presently offers the infotainment system and interface on the high-end trim levels for many of Ford’s models, but Herrmann explained it as ‘too busy and challenging to use’.
There is no confirmation of which company will replace Sony, however Ford ‘will remain to use an external business [to offer infotainment systems and interface] on high-end trims; it’s the most affordable means to do it’.
2015 Ford Galaxy engine
The engine line-up on the new 2015 Ford Galaxy will include a brand-new 1.5-litre Ecoboost fuel engine, which will provide around 180bhp and reduced exhausts.
The 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine will not appear in the S-Max or Galaxy. Andrew Fraser, Ford’s head of Ecoboost engines, stated: ‘It can’t really handle the weight of the larger vehicles, particularly when they’re loaded up.’.
Fraser went on to confirm that there is an all-new 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine in development that will replace the 2.2 and 2.0-litre diesels currently utilized commonly through Ford’s range. Nevertheless, the next Mondeo, Galaxy and S-Max, will likely be introduced with updated versions of the present turbodiesels and will get the new diesel later on.
New automatic gearboxes are likewise likely to showcase on the S-Max and Galaxy, although as with the engines these are likely to appear further into each model’s life.